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Do you live in a small space and feeling challenged when it comes to holiday decorating options? Just because that 8-foot Noble Fir won’t fit in your living area, doesn’t mean your vision of holiday decorating and celebration should be squelched. Check out these 10 decor ideas for the holidays, and you’ll be set for the cheer of the season.
Dress your door
Your front door sets the tone for what is happening on your interior. Dress your front door with an evergreen swag adorned in elements showcased within your home.
A bit of wired ribbon, branches and feathers can do the trick — and be scaled to an appropriate size for your space.
Leverage your side tables
Let side tables do their part by dressing them with decorative and functional elements. A dining sideboard can work double duty holding cheery napkins, small gifts and silverware overflow for your holiday guests.
Create a table setting
Mix and match holiday dishes with china and chargers. Layer in holiday napkins and table linens for a simple, yet beautiful addition to your decor.
Try setting the table a few hours before the party so guests can enjoy the sophisticated or whimsical look. Don’t forget to incorporate the dining chairs, too, by adding a greenery detail to the back of the chair or a patterned pillow to the seat.
Show off a garland
Your banister or railings can add to your holiday decor, too. Take fresh garland to new heights with a string of lights and wired ribbon. Simply blend in ornaments you may typically use on a tree, layering different colors and textures for depth.
Spruce up your bar cart
If space is limited, you might not be able to hang every ornament you own on a tree, but there’s no reason to keep them all boxed up, either. Look for unexpected places to add in the color of ornaments by trying them on a bar cart, kitchen bowl or over a bathroom doorway for added sparkle.
Adorn the bedding
Get your holiday guests in the spirit by adding a little “jingle” to their guest suite. Simply tuck some patterned shams or a festive throw pillow into their bedding scheme.
If you’re feeling extra creative, leave a small arrangement in a silver julep cup on their nightstand.
Begin a countdown
Walls and mantles can be an incredible asset for small space holiday decorating. The December countdown is easy with an advent calendar in the form of garland. Drape your wall or mantle with the numbered fabric piece and add in holiday goodies to be discovered each day of the month.
Create a sweet treat
When hosting guests, whip up desserts and drinks that reflect the holidays and your decor. Cupcakes with sprinkles or even a hot cocoa bar for kids can instantly create a reason for holiday celebration.
The trays, cake stand or plates you place them on can make a difference, too, so be sure to take that into consideration when displaying your treats.
Stockings are a personal element that can add a festive feel to your holiday decor. Monogram stockings for family, friends or pets so all feel included in the celebration.
Choose fabrics that complement your interior while adding interest to the season. Throughout the month, tuck gifts into each stocking to keep them guessing!
Read original article by Kerrie Kelly for Zillow Blog here.
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